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Table 3 Changes in outcomes among the entire respondents

From: Promoting cultural change towards dementia friendly communities: a multi-level intervention in Japan

  Male Female
  Pre_2016 (n = 1091) Post_2019 (n = 1091)   Pre_2016 (n = 1542) Post_2019 (n = 1605)  
  n/mean %/SD n/mean %/SD pa n/mean %/SD n/mean %/SD pa
Number of people who have in-person social interaction with friends ≥1/month 412 (38.8%) 468 (44.5%) 0.0080 860 (58.2%) 925 (60.2%) 0.27
Number of people who have indirect social interaction with friends ≥1/month 553 (52.1%) 586 (55.5%) 0.13 1048 (70.5%) 1095 (71.4%) 0.58
Number of people who are confident in living with dementia in the community 362 (34.1%) 393 (38.3%) 0.030 462 (30.9%) 508 (32.9%) 0.24
Awareness of dementia symptoms 2.96 (0.78) 2.99 (0.73) 0.35 3.03 (0.73) 3.04 (0.67) 0.88
Awareness of communication with people with dementia 2.26 (0.81) 2.22 (0.78) 0.33 2.44 (0.78) 2.42 (0.75) 0.32
Awareness of contact person to consult with on dementia 2.18 (0.85) 2.21 (0.83) 0.41 2.31 (0.85) 2.36 (0.83) 0.15
  1. aChi-square test for binary outcomes and two sample t-test for scores
  2. SD Standard deviation